Hiking at Conkle's Hollow

Welcome to Hocking Hills and Appalachian Ohio! We are excited that you’ll join us this Spring and know that you’ll want to return.

Spring is a beautiful time to be in the region. While much of the northern portions of Ohio and other areas of along the NCT are still gray and gloomy, this part of Ohio seems like the South. Wildflowers are plentiful. The birds are singing and waterfalls are flowing. The air smells like Spring!

We know that many attend TrailFest Celebration to hike. Still more want to experience the area and get to know the culture and attractions. There is so much to share in the region that we encourage you to plan your trip before you arrive, so as not to miss a thing!

To help you plan your trip, the Hocking Hills Tourism Association (HHTA) has some wonderful tools. Visit their website, particularly their Things to Do page. You’ll find plenty of alternate outdoors activities, such as ziplining, Segway tours and horseback riding, if you’re so inclined.

Is regional art something that interests you? Appalachian Ohio is the home of many talented artists. Glassblowing, sculpting, wood carving, furniture making and more. There are plenty of opportunities to explore and take home a bit of the area. Check out the Arts page on the website to learn more.

How about history? The area is rich in historical significance too. Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandott Indians inhabited this area prior to European settlement as well as the mound building cultures as early as seven thousand years ago. During the Civil War, the Hocking Hills area was used to manufacture ammunitions and cannons for the Union Army, as General John Hunt Morgan passed through on his raid of the North.

Have additional questions about the area? Karen Raymore, the HHTA Executive Director and her talented team can help answer questions. Their phone number is 740-385-2750.

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